From 1640 to 1694, five volumes of land records and other official documents were recorded at Ipswich, Massachusetts. These records cover towns that are now in northern Essex County, Massachusetts, and in coastal New Hampshire. This book presents a transcription of the first two of these volumes by George Freeman Sanborn Jr. These two volumes span the years from 1640 to 1666 and contain essential information on the earliest settlers of Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Topsfield, Salisbury, Hampton, Exeter, and neighboring towns. Ian Watson has added an every-name index and an informative introduction.
George Freeman Sanborn Jr. is a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists and the author of numerous publications about colonial New England.
Ian Watson is the editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and has also written widely about colonial New England.